How to Create Stellar Content for Your Small Business

The best way to get more followers to your blog or website, increase sales, and keep audiences interested in your brand is to… create great content. Ah, you say, I’ve heard this before about unique content and so forth. But what does it really mean? If you’re about to add that you don’t have the biggest social media network to market the content so what’s the point, well, I’ll stop you right there.

Even the best marketing efforts won’t be helped by crappy content. That’s why I wanted to write this blog post that is sponsored by Content Mother who compensated me for my honest opinions. It all boils down to providing quality writing, photos, videos or another type of content. Your small business needs great content behind social shares and SEO (search engine optimization) only works with unique content. And regarding social media outreach, that requires content marketing first and foremost if you want it to be successful. But I’m getting ahead of myself here.

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Weekly Inspiration Roundup, Vol. 31

Relaxing time away

The scene of my run while on vacation. This is Parksville, BC, Canada. Photo ©2018 Christy B

The weekend was here… And I was on vacation! Woohoo 🙂 We went up island and it was awesome, including a run on the beach boardwalk, yummy meals, and chill time on the couch with someone very important to me. Did you know that sometimes you only have to travel a few hours away to feel like you are on a retreat? I feel awesomely relaxed today. I hope you are doing great too ❤

Thank you to everyone who left such kind comments on the post celebrating 7,000 followers. I’m truly humbled by the support. I appreciate every like and comment!

One of the best parts of my day is reading your blog posts. I read about so many different topics in various writing styles from people around the world. It’s a privilege that you let readers into your world with your inspiring blog posts. Here are a few that caught my eye over the past week:

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Weekly Inspiration Roundup, Volume 28

As we get through January, many of us are taking stock of what goals to set in 2018 and how to best meet our New Year’s resolutions. It takes devotion to these things to make us continue to strive for them. The easier route is to give up, but I know you can do better than that 🙂 If you need some uplifting words for your day, I hope this group of inspirational blog posts from across the WordPress universe will provide you with exactly that. You’ve been publishing great blogs, and here are just a few of the ones I’ve read over the past week:

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Weekly Inspiration Roundup, Vol. 19

We’re almost at the big 2-0! How would you like to celebrate next Friday when we reach that amazing number? Should we have a cake? Maybe watch the movie Pretty in Pink? Lots to consider 😉 In the meantime, let’s celebrate your great writing this week. Here are some of the inspirational blog posts that caught my eye.

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Weekly Inspiration Roundup, Volume 8

Volume 8! How did already get to the 8th inspiration roundup? Days turn into weeks, which amount to volumes of your wonderful blog posts. Here is this week’s selection as we kick off September:

Self-Care Ideas

This blog post is a list and such a useful one that I want to share it here. It’s from Discovering Your Happiness and I found it via Liz of My Wellbeing and Learning Journey. Now about this list, it’s great to have on hand if you’re feeling kind of blah. The self-care Continue reading

Weekly Inspiration Roundup, Volume 6

Welcome to… Friday! And the inspirational roundup! These are the latest blog posts I’ve found that contain words to inspire readers. I love to read blogs 🙂 Thanks to everyone who checks out this week’s recommended posts below. When we support one another, then we all gain the opportunity to move forward.

Bedtime Tips for Parents from Coffee Powered Mummy

I’ve been asked to blog on this topic and – BAM – I came across Coffee Powered Mummy’s post that provides great tips. She just saved me a few hours of writing 😉 These tips are to help your kids sleep through the night, and I love that she divides the post into two different age categories as the needs of the 1-2-year-olds is different than the older children.

Inspiring reads from bloggers

Reads that inspire, from around the blogging community. Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain.

John Fioravanti Brings Attention to Canadian Women

If you’re not already following the blog Words To Captivate ~ by John Fioravanti, please do so! It contains posts on what happened on each day in history and is quite educational. When John described the origins of the Canadian Women’s Army Corps in 1941, I knew it was well worth sharing this Friday. Let’s continue to break stereotypes as women!

Blogging about Menopause at The Utopia Universe

Ok, ladies, let’s talk menopause. The Utopia Universe is the blogging name of a Life Coach and Psychologist who offers informative and uplifting blog posts throughout the week. This post on menopause is great because it offers encouraging tips in a genuine voice for women going through what can be a difficult phase.

The Other Mama Writes about Her Helpmate

A helpmate is another word for a co-parent, explains The Other Mama over at her blog. In this post, she writes about Joe, her co-parent, and how he is there for the family, from planning to walking the dog and bringing home flowers. I like this one because it is a reminder that we’re not in this difficult life alone when we have friends and/or family around us for support.

Motivational Quotes from Karissa Jacksn

Karissa is a blogger I recently discovered who has a passion for positivity. Her Motivational Quotes for the Soul post is wonderful, in my opinion, not only because it contains words of wisdom but also for the beauty of the images the quotes are contained within. It is a feast for the eyes as much as it is for the soul.

Syl65 on Being Thankful

Gratitude. It is lovely to see in motion. Or to read about. Syl65 has a meaningful blog of poetry, prose, music, and more. Many of us delight in reading it. This post on thankfulness touched me deeply, and so I wanted to share it with you all today. Let us be thankful for one another, especially in this chaotic time in the world.

♥ Christy